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A British Pale Ale never tasted so fresh. We challenge our good friends across the pond to match this one. Can’t be done. We’ve honored the traditions of the great British Pale brewers of Burton-on-Trent using our patented Firestone Union oak barrels. You’re left with a mild blend of vanilla and toasted oak flavor touched with an elegant hint of English noble hops. DBA is the flagship of our company and wildly popular


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3567) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Pretty decent for what it is but not a mind blowing style. Some light citrus. The barrels don’t taste too strong, which is good for an ESB because thye shouldn’t. Pours orange with decent head and lacing. Tap takeover at Churchkey.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 3, 2014
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 03/17/14. Just over a month old from this review. The pour is copper amber with a modest off-white head that never quite disappears. The aroma is of sweet roasted caramel malts and a mild hop bite. Light to medium body. The caramel malts really kick in on the flavor with a clean and slightly bitter ending. Easy drinking. I would prefer an ESB from the UK but this isn’t half bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TizzleJizzle (597) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin beige top. Taste of caramel malts, bread and subtle hop bitterness. Medium carbonation, medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HIGHB4LL (421) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at Firestone. Appearance: white filmy head, copper color, clear. Aroma: wheat, malty, light orange, caramel. Palate: light body, soft carbonation, sticky texture. Taste: soft sweetness with light bitter ending. Overall, nothing special, but well done.

4.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
jaysocal (4) - - APR 25, 2014 does not count
Only a 84 for this beer wow! It is definitely an A+ beer for me. It would go well with many dishes, and very sessionable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (598) - Portage, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2014
Deep amber or orange/brown pour with an inch or so of beige head. Bright cottony floral aroma with pale and carmel malts subtly in the background. Above average carbonation, viscous smooth mousthfeel, slightly dry finish. Taste is well balanaced and smooth. Flavor of carmel malts and piney and noble hops. Nice and refreshing ESB with an above average american hop addition.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewersBreed (2) - USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Toasted Bread nose, light bitterness, really great beer will have on hand as a go to for the spring/

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (241) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2014
On tap in a pint glass: Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma caramel, malt, bread, a little fruit and pint. Taste is mild sweetness, caramel, bread, earth, and a little barrel. Light to medium body, lots of carbonation, dry, very little bitterness. Nice basic ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (348) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Copper. Light barrel notes in the aroma. The taste adds very light caramel malts with citrus, pine, and some bitterness on the finish. High carb, semi-rich mouthfeel. Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
bottle. amber with one finger head. creamy caramel base with some earthy hops. smooth with a light bitter bite.


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